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October 11, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — The town council introduced Ordinance 40 during Wednesday night’s meeting. Should this pass after its second reading during the next meeting, it will pave the way for the township to capture 15%-20% of any and all new multi-residential units (with five or more units) as affordable ...

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WAYNE, NJ — In what Chris Vergano said was a moment of celebration, he was told by his doctor that his multiple myeloma was in remission. He announced it publicly in his return to the Wayne town council meeting on Wednesday night. It was his first council meeting he had attended since May when he ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Back in the beginning of September, Rahway resident and special education teacher Donna Piersall and her daughter Kylie wanted to do something fun that would also help the community. They decided to raise money for Down syndrome (sometimes also written as Down's syndrome) awareness and ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - Passaic County Restaurant Week is back! From Monday, October 11th through Sunday, October 17th more than 15 local restaurants and dining venues offering a variety of cuisines are presenting a catalog of limited-time, prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner. “Restaurant week ...

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PATERSON, NJ - While not quite the birthplace of America, it did serve as the cradle of the American Industrial Revolution, and, on Wednesday, Paterson’s Great Falls provided the backdrop for the next chapter in 25 new citizens American Dream. With the Stars and Stripes perched high atop one of ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Passaic County hosted its annual "Paws in the Park" in Goffle Brook Park Saturday, drawing larger-than-ever crowds of attendees with two legs as well as four.  The part of the park nestled on the southern side of Diamond Bridge Avenue was arranged in a large oval, with booths from a ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Newark-based oil company that had for years exposed residents to environmental and public health hazards is now facing a legal challenge from federal officials.  Acting Attorney General Andrew Bruck and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announced ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The city has strong connections to regional public transit and a robust bus network but still has challenges servicing residents in outlying neighborhoods. The issue, called the "first and last-mile gap," centers around the difficulty people have either getting to public transit or ...

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RARITAN BAY, NJ – Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 2021 #BeCyberSmart) raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across America, ensuring that everyone has the resources needed to be safer and more secure online. In promoting Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Prove, the modern ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,  NJ - Rutgers has received $11.6 million in funding to create a center for Asian Health Promotion and Equity, which will serve as a regional hub for researchers to conduct studies on cardiometabolic disease and mental health issues in the New Jersey and New York areas. Rutgers ...

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Simple Mills has initiated a voluntary recall on Fine Ground Sea Salt Almond Flour Cracker boxes after a select number were erroneously packed with bags of Farmhouse Cheddar Almond Flour Crackers, announced the company. Due to the error, the packaging does not list the presence of milk, a ...

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Whether you’re hitting the pumpkin patch or shopping at the supermarket, you’re bound to find a bounty of pumpkins this time of year. Ready to start cooking? Baking or steaming then pureeing your own pumpkin is a great way to get what you need for homemade pies, breads, soups and more. Tip: ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The 10th Annual Restaurant Week known as the "Taste of Hawthorne" has begun.  The Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce announced the event, which runs from Saturday, October 9, through Saturday, October 16, as a way to experience some of the best culinary specials Hawthorne has to offer ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Vice President Kamala Harris visited Montclair State University and Essex County College during her stop in New Jersey on Friday.  She and her team had two goals for the visit: to promote vaccines and to highlight the importance of federal funding for child care. During her visit ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Vice President Kamala Harris came to Newark on Friday with a clear goal in mind - to encourage city residents to get vaccinated at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has clearly yet to be defeated.  “There will be an end to this,” Harris said at a pooled press conference while ...

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TOTOWA, NJ — The Italian American Celebration is Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  The family friendly celebration will include food trucks and desserts. There's also a beer and wine garden, and plus entertainment for all ages. Enertainment for the day includes a clown, face painting, balloon ...

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NUTLEY, NJ — With a three-day weekend upon us, why not get out and photograph something. According to the NJ Forestry Service, the autumn leave show is taking center stage in some counties, and waiting in the wings in others.  Right now, The Fall Foliage Show in NJ is at the midpoint in Sussex ...

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CLARK, NJ - Jim Rhatican came to Arthur L. Johnson High School recently to talk to seniors during Health class about the importance of organ donation. Rhatican works for the New Jersey Sharing Network, a non-profit organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue ...

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Chocolate and the Chip is recalling various flavors including chocolate chip cookies, cookie bundt cakes and rice crispy treats because they may contain undeclared wheat, milk, soy, and tree nuts, announced the company. Cookies, bundt cakes and rice crispy treats were distributed in the Los ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Bradley Hall, a Rutgers University-Newark campus building that showcased the name of former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and school alum Joseph P. Bradley for nearly 50 years, is now planned to be removed after university officials closely reviewed his judicial ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A new competition television show is coming to Newark Symphony Hall that will be broadcasted live to viewers across America.  The New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission announced this week that Newark Symphony Hall will be the location for USA Network’s new television ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - Passaic County Restaurant Week is back! From Monday, October 11th through Sunday, October 17th more than 15 local restaurants and dining venues offering a variety of cuisines are presenting a catalog of limited-time, prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner. “Restaurant week ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Police confirmed this week that a Texas based company is exploiting Westfield High School’s name and logo through fraudulent athletics merchandising. The high school recently received two signs with the names of local businesses affixed alongside the Westfield High School logo, ...

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AUGUSTA, NJ – Newark’s loss is Sussex County’s gain as Skylands Stadium prepares to unveil a statue of Christopher Columbus.  The symbol of Italian heritage previously occupied a spot at Columbus Plaza on Bloomfield Avenue in Newark, according to Skylands Stadium officials. The owner of the ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Thursday night’s school board meeting was held at the Wayne Hills High School auditorium, and it was, once again, a loud, impassioned event with several parents very upset about “pornographic” books that are in some of the school’s libraries, as well as several other issues. The ...

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PRINCETON, NJ — If it’s Wednesday it must be chemistry. On Tuesday, October 5, we should all recall, we awoke to news of the Nobel Prize in physics going to Syukuro “Suki” Manabe of Princeton University’s Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. And then on Wednesday, October 6, we awoke to ...

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PRINCETON, NJ - If you have been wondering what goes on out at institutions like the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) at the Princeton Forrestal Campus (as opposed to the Princeton Forrestal Center office park), you got your answer on Tuesday, October 5. That was the day of the ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Early morning tragedy struck as an unidentified woman was apparently struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit train in the very southern end of Wayne Township, just north of the Passaic River. The call came to the Wayne Police Department sometime near 7:45 a.m. as “a person struck ...

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PATERSON, NJ — The Great Falls Amphitheatre came alive last month as more than 150 visitors, including Congressman Bill Pascrell and Mayor Andre Sayegh, enjoyed a special performance by the Jazz Ambassadors. The army’s premier big band, the group features 19 members comprised of four trumpets, a ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jazz is alive and well in Jersey City.  That was proven again last month when Riverview Jazz, a nonprofit that hosts jazz concerts in held its annual Jersey City Festival at Exchange Place. Featuring a wide range of jazz styles from the soulful to salsa from prominent local ...

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